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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This is sci-fi novel set in a dystopian future. It might be a young adult novel, since the characters are mostly high school to college age, but there are so many references to 80s popular culture that us older folk … Continue reading

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick

This is the story of a futuristic bounty-hunter, who has the busiest day of his career, he is out to find and “retire” six of the fancy new androids they have these days. The androids are made for use in … Continue reading

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The Martian by Andy Weir

I read this for the Huntington Beach Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Group, and I grumbled that the last book we read was not very sci-fi and not at all fantasy, so I am very pleased to say that this was … Continue reading

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

At 918 pages long the strongest feeling I have on finishing this book is relief. I think I quite liked it when I started it, I can’t really remember anymore. I read it for a book club, otherwise there is … Continue reading

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Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk

I have read more than half of Palahniuk’s novels, and have enjoyed them to varying degrees. Some of them have been great, one has been one of my favourites of all time, and some have been just OK. This one … Continue reading

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

This is the last in the Divergent trilogy and well worth getting through book two to get to this one. I enjoyed Divergent, I rather like the young woman as political vigilante in a dystopian future genre for young adults … Continue reading

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Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg

I have been a fan of Simon Pegg since I saw him in Spaced in 1999. It is one of the many great comedy series to be made in Britain. Our comedy is one of the major things I miss, … Continue reading

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